Napredna pretraga

Pregled bibliografske jedinice broj: 232651

Nutritional quality of meals in nursing homes and meals on wheels for elderly persons


Colić Barić, Irena; Šatalić, Zvonimir; Keser, Irena
Nutritional quality of meals in nursing homes and meals on wheels for elderly persons // Nutrition and Health, 18 (2006), 119-125 (međunarodna recenzija, članak, znanstveni)


Naslov
Nutritional quality of meals in nursing homes and meals on wheels for elderly persons

Autori
Colić Barić, Irena ; Šatalić, Zvonimir ; Keser, Irena

Izvornik
Nutrition and Health (0260-1060) 18 (2006); 119-125

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Radovi u časopisima, članak, znanstveni

Ključne riječi
Nursing home; meals on wheels; elderly; nutrition; low socioeconomic status

Sažetak
The aim of the study was to evaluate the adequacy of meals provided for elderly residents and non-residents of nursing homes in Croatia. Menus of 44 all-day meals provided for residents from 4 nursing homes and 34 meals on wheels provided for non-residents of low socioeconomic status were selected by random sampling. A questionnaire was used to determine socioeconomic status and attitude of residents (n=89) and non-residents (n=80) regarding meals offered. An average energy value of all-day meals and meals on wheels was 96.7 and 39.8% RDA respectively. All-day meals provide adequate amounts of micronutrients examined (phosphorus, iron, thiamine, riboflavin, niacin and vitamin C) with exception of calcium. Fat provided 35% and 36% of energy for all-day meals and meals on wheels respectively. The body mass index (BMI) was found to be under 18.5 kg/m2 in 1.7% residents and in 4.0% of non-residents. BMI higher than 24.9 kg/m2 were observed in 50% and 47% of residents and non-residents respectively. Gender differences were observed for meal preferences offered to both residents and non-residents. The meals provided adequate amounts of energy and the micronutrients examined. However, a decrease in the energy fraction of fat and decrease in protein content would be advisable.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Prehrambena tehnologija



POVEZANOST RADA


Projekt / tema
0058028

Ustanove
Prehrambeno-biotehnološki fakultet, Zagreb

Časopis indeksira:


  • Scopus
  • MEDLINE